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bombing in the united states since the september 11th attacks. president obama now says that the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search for who is responsible. >> authorities this morning are pouring over this dramatic video at the finish line for clues, bomb technicians are studying bun marks on bricks and concrete and in hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel that were blasted into bodies. >> they will look at the components and tell them if this is someone that put this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker? >> officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack, one working theory they were remotely detonated by a cell phone the. >> it has the indications of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. president obama urged against a rush to judgment not using the word "terrorism" but vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we wil
on universal background checks failed. president obama said despite a 90% approval rating among the public. and strong support from the families who lost loved ones in the newtown massacre. president obama called yesterday a pretty shameful day in washington. but what do you think? should background checks be ramped up for gun buyers? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or
looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city, and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> reporter: officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a man being treated at an area hospital, as well as another individual who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blasts. john and diana. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. they're going to be looking at bomb fragments. they'll also look at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >>> with more on the search for clues, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.s. government is b
background checks. and angry and frustrated president obama called it a shameful day in washington. >> what happened today was the preservation of the loophole that let's dangerous criminals buy gun was out a background check. it didn't make our kids safer. victory for not doing something that 90% of americans, 80% of republicans wanted to get done? >> two days after the parents of saratoga high school student made a public appeal, the office says they're getting more cooperation now from students. the 15-year-old girl killed herself after a photo of alleged sexual assault she was involved with was shared in text messages. aabc 7 news has the latest. >> the prosecution of three teen boys is underway in juvenile court accused of a sexual assault of saratoga high school sophomore audrie pott in an unsupervised party. >> we've done more search warrants so it's still continuing. >> sheriff smith acknowledges detectives knew the identity and were kicked off the team. but they have been campered by efforts to conceal or destroy evidence of photos allegedly taken where liquor was supposedly made a
has been one of the tensest weeks of the entire obama presidency, just think about it, you had the bombing in boston on monday, followed by those ricin letters, one addressed to the president, another addressed up to a senator on capitol hill and, of course, you had the explosion in texas. now, obviously nothing connecting those other events with this but all contributing to a very tense week for the homeland security team. >> of course, this is the anniversary muof the waco bombings. i'm here with dan abrams, and let's talk a little more about the possibility that these men may have been from chechnya. that is an area known to be a hotbed of terrorism. >> and the question always is, how closely allied are the ch h chechen terrorists with al qaeda. they've been long fighting in russia. that's been their battle but the issue is that very often they have been bringing in from the arab peninsula and other places other fighters, have carous moussaoui was a recruiter for them. chechen fighters have long been fighting alongside u.s. forces in 2001 so no question there are questions.
someone said that about saddam hussein and obama, as wel0 bam osama, as well. police say they have him in custody. i want to see if you have anything from the sources that have been calling you all night. >> reporter: diane, we can confirm that the suspect is alive. he's in that ambulance. one of our officials got a text from the scene saying suspect is alive in the ambulance. >> all right, let's go to jon karl at the white house. jon, what are you hearing there and what are they saying about what happens next, immediately in the next hours? >> reporter: well, diane, depending on the condition of the suspect, the next thing you can expect to happen will be the activation of the president's high value interrogation group. this is a group made up of the cia, the dia and the fbi. this was set up by president obama in 2009 after they did away with the cia's interrogation program and it is designed for exactly this situation. to go in and to interrogate suspected terrorists immediately after their apprehension. i have been told prior to this that this group was on stand-by and ready to go.
were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> #*? >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. supporters can meet both california senators if they would like to thank them forecasting votes in favor of background checks. >>> the north vallejo little league
. >> how could you? >> how do you recover? >> president obama will be in boston tomorrow to help there. vigils of course going all over, a vigil, last night in boston common not far from the bombing scene. >> that's right. two vigils one was for martin, the 8-year-old. another one that was for everybody who was hurt, who was killed, who was there, who just need to come together and be part of a community in moments like this. understandably they wanted to support each other. in times like this that's what is needed. >> harvard, boston university planning vigils. >> there will be more, i am sure. >>> all right, as the search for clues continues in boston, diane sawyer sat down with one man who knows all too well what it feels look to lead a city under attack. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani said we still don't know how much evidence was caught on camera. >> they have a lot of surveillance cameras in boston. more than new york. less than london. you have very much focused on event with the lives of people. professional cameras, amateur cameras. it may be that some person photogr
're going back to boston, thomas me knee -- menino. >>> but let's go the cathedral where president obama spoke earlier this week and sean o'malley. byron pitts is there. >> reporter: george, this morning, for the first time this week, we're hearing more and more people talk about healing. part of that journey will take place here at the cathedral -- also today, the first wake for one of the victims. 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow as her family and friends continue their grieving process. friday, boston was on lockdown. yesterday, the city came back to life. the epicenter, if you will, was fenway park, this is one of america's grand old baseball stadiums, and yesterday, it felt more like a cathedral. there was a pregame ceremony to honor the victims, survivors and first responders. also, one of the highlights during the eighth inning, neil diamond took the field to lead the crowd in his song "sweet caroline." ♪ sweet caroline ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ >> reporter: red sox fans have been singing that song in the eighth inning of every home game s
. president obama travels to boston on thursday. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston bombings. our abc7 morning news begins at 4:30, and you can always check abc7news.com as well as follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> that is our report for now. thank you so much for watching. we appreciate your time as always. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. for larry beil and sandhya patel, thank you for joining us, everyone. >> good night. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheering and applause] meredith: hey, guys. hello, everybody, and welcome to "millionaire." kicking things off today is an emergency room doctor from huntersville, north carolina. please welcome james perri. [cheering and applause] hey, james. >> nice to meet you. meredith: nice to meet you, too. all right, james. emergency room doctor. so you are used to anything that comes your way, obviously. that's a chaotic place to work. >> fairly chaotic, yes. meredith: so does that make this seem easier to you, coming onto a game show like this? >> i guess the difference is i
counts of letters that were sent to president obama and a senator and a judge. >> pg&e is beaching up security after someone shot up a transformer in san jose. police are on the scene as repairs continue at a substation. someone fired several shots from a high powered rifle into the plant early on tuesday. that led to a wide-spread power outage. at&t phone cables were also vandalized and the phone company is offering a major reward for the vandals at $250,000. >> mass teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy is facing nine years in prison. the 42-year-old will be sentenced next month after pleading no contest to nine counts after sexual relationship with a firm student and was arrested at the high school in livermore back in january. according to the police, the relationship began through the popular smartphone app words with friend and text messages and social immediate ya. >> seven weeks is how long the stanford professor has to find a bone marrow match to fight an aggressive leukemia. we explain why finding a match >> i have been through five hospitalizations and two ro
. in the weeks after 9/11 president obama asked me for what could happen next and we predicted that there would be a lot of attacks like this. it's been a decade and it hasn't happened. now, the fbi has stopped a lot of things before it happened, and initiating people in the united states, but i would have expected a lot more to have happened just like this, and i don't know why it hasn't. >> thanks very much. let's go back to brian in watertown who has been told about a possible controlled explosion that may be imminent. >> they're in the course of doing that. it is 2:00 in the afternoon in the east coast and only several hours of daylight left and the more they can do in daylight the happy they are with about it. they're go about to do that to make sure there are no booby traps in there and agens and police officers will go in following these controlled detonations which will essentially put an end to the risk that something would blow sky high, it will blow as best as they cacon ntrol it. >> that's the home in cambridge, massachusetts. we just leard w moments ago that the police arr at dzokh
be a top priority for the obama administration. the issue of national security has been a top priority for at least 70 percent of americans since the poll has been taken which started in 2002. >> the i.r.s. says boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their federal tax returns. taxes were due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday for them. >> google is praised for its action in the minutes after the bombings, the internet giant created a link called "person finder" where you enter names and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view so you can get information and give information. the service came in handy because cell phone service because nonexistent for several hours after the explosion. >> you can show your support for the people of boston through a badge posting on your facebook that reads "our hearts go to everyone in boston and each person with loved ones running in the marathon." >> breaking news from the south bay where a house fire turned deadly. a young victim is a 15-year-old girl trapped in
have been charged with crimes, would not be eligible. >>> president obama will host south korea's newly elected first female president at the white house next month. they will observe the 60th anniversary of the alliance between the u.s. and south korea. also high on their agenda, efforts to counter the nuclear threat posed by north korea. >>> in venezuela, demand for a recount in the presidential election. ballots were ignored leading to an anti-government protest. the election results were certified. the winner by a razor thin margin less than one percentage point hand-picked by president late hugo chavez to carry on the separatist union. >>> following the boston bombings, scotland yard is beefing up the already extraordinary security measures they already put in place for margaret thatcher's funeral tomorrow. hundreds of military troops will be visible along the procession route through the streets of london. and with so many dignitaries that are expected to attend shortstops, including queen elizabeth and former prime minister, scotland yard is fine tuning its behind the scenes secu
. who wouldn't after receiving a visit from the first lady, michelle obama talks with aaron hern and gave him this stuffed dog. he faces a long hospital stay but is expected to make a full recovery. >> this morning, runners are gathering in san francisco in a special run to show solidarity with the people of boston. what kind of security will runners face when they get there? >> they have not mentioned anything about security. they foare on showing support for boston. th telling people they have a place to store their bags at the ferry building and moved it to the ferry building because the turnout is going to be larger-than-expected. if you want to run this morning meet at the ferry building at 7:00. this idea played out in oakland last night with 300 runners gathered at snow park and they ran three miles, one for each person who was killed in boston, runners say they feel connected to boston in spirit. >> we are not going to let this kind of thing hold us back. >> they ran in oakland at the park and held a candlelight vigil for the victims. they will run four miles starting at
. the same place where president obama spoke at a service on thursday. after that there will be an interfaith service at the growing memorial on boylston street, the site where the bombs went off on monday. in the newsroom, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. >>> police are saying the tsarnaev brothers used an atm carb longing to a carjacking victim before the shootout on thursday. the car owner also told police the pair admitted they bombed the marathon and killed the police officer. their father said his sons could not have planned that attack because the fbi was watching them. but fbi agents say that is not true. they did speak to the older brother, tamerlan, back in 2011 after the russians informed them he had a radical islamist, but the fbi said they found no ties to terrorists. tamerlan was killed in the shootout thursday. police tackled him after he ran out of wall let's. they say dzhokhar tried to run down the officers but hit his brother's body instead, dragging it down the block. investigators say tamerlan's body was so badly damaged by bullets, they couldn't tell which gun
area hospitals and just after 6:00 p.m., president obama addresses the country. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. >> investigators searching for clues as to who is behind the bombings all night long and abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here and he's been reporting on it all night. brian? >> reporter: well, good morning, george. there is a killer at large. and with no one in custody, and no sense that there might be more terror attacks coming, the search for the people behind this is -- could not be more urgent. overnight a tip about possible explosives led federal agents to search an apartment on the fifth floor of this building in the boston suburb of revere. agents later told residents there was nothing to worry about. but the quick law enforcement response underscored the urgency of the fbi's effort to track and stop the people responsible for monday's attack. >> the maker of the device intended for the device to go off simultaneously, and he had absolutely no regard for, you know, women, children, runners, innocent people. [ sirens ] >> rep
week. >> one of the tensest weeks of the obama presidency, you had the bombing in massachusetts, at the boston marathon, and then not long after we were trying to grasp that, you had the ricin letters, one addressed to the president of the united states and another one addressed to senator roger wicker on capitol hill. ricin poisonous, that was entirely unconnected. of course, the explosion at the fertilizer plant outside of waco, texas, an extraordinary week. as it's unfolding you don't know if the events are connected or not. a very tense week. by the way, a thoroughly packed week politically. the president's big initiative on gun violence went down on capitol hill. >> let's get to pierre thomas, right now, our chief justice correspondent, we're learning a lot more about the suspects right now, pierre, and one of the points you have been making this morning is the way they handled themselves in the firefight suggests some kind of par military training. >> george, let's re-create what we think happened, firefight, they were throwing grenades or explosives out the car. the suspe
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